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What protein-rich foods should I eat if I'm being treated for cancer?

If you are being treated for cancer, it's important to include protein-rich foods in your diet. Protein helps the body to repair cells and tissues. It also helps your immune system recover from illness. Include a source of lean protein at all meals and snacks. Good sources of lean protein include:

  • Lean meats such as chicken, fish or turkey
  • Eggs
  • Low-fat dairy products and dairy substitutes such as milk, yogurt and cheese
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Beans
  • Soy foods

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